Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
 
Old 25 January 2016, 15:22   #1
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Oldham
Boat name: Aqua Vitae
Make: Ribcraft 4.8
Length: 4m +
Engine: Yamaha 75hp
MMSI: 235115057
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 331
A Frame Mounting

Hi Gents (& Ladies!),
My new RIB has a lovely A frame in beautiful stainless steel. It's nice and strong, too at 50mm diameter. However, there are no brackets to mount anything!

Any ideas where I can get 50mm s/s rail clamps? I can find loads in smaller sizes...

Thanks, in advance.
Tim
__________________

__________________
A RIB is for life, not just for Christmas.
Northern Tim is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25 January 2016, 15:54   #2
RIBnet supporter
 
Chris Caton's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Wirral & Caernarfon
Boat name: That's Enuff
Make: Revenger & Avon SR4
Length: 7m +
Engine: Honda 150HP & 50HP
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 4,199
give marine fabrication a call on 01543760033, Mark or Graeme, they will make anything you want in stainless, top guys
__________________
Member of S.A.B.S. (Wirral Division)
Chris Caton is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25 January 2016, 16:07   #3
Member
 
kerny's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Ashton-under-Lyne Lancs
Boat name: IMOGEN
Make: Air-Craft 5.4
Length: 5m +
Engine: Etec 60
MMSI: 235087492
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 7,040
RIBase
Send a message via Skype™ to kerny
What he said :thumbup:
__________________
Member of S.A.B.S. (Lancashire Division)
kerny is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25 January 2016, 16:44   #4
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Oldham
Boat name: Aqua Vitae
Make: Ribcraft 4.8
Length: 4m +
Engine: Yamaha 75hp
MMSI: 235115057
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 331
Sounds like you've both used them before.
Are they able to safely weld onto an existing a-frame with it in situ?
__________________
A RIB is for life, not just for Christmas.
Northern Tim is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25 January 2016, 16:47   #5
RIBnet supporter
 
Pikey Dave's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: South Yorks
Boat name: Black Pig
Make: Ribcraft
Length: 5m +
Engine: DF140a
MMSI: 235111389
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 7,579
RIBase
Quote:
Originally Posted by Northern Tim View Post
Hi Gents (& Ladies!),
My new RIB has a lovely A frame in beautiful stainless steel. It's nice and strong, too at 50mm diameter. However, there are no brackets to mount anything!

Any ideas where I can get 50mm s/s rail clamps? I can find loads in smaller sizes...

Thanks, in advance.
Tim
Do a google search for s/steel lined pipe rings.


Here for starters
Brackets and Hangers.
__________________
Rule#2: Never argue with an idiot. He'll drag you down to his level & then beat you with experience.
Rule#3: Tha' can't educate pork.
Rule#4: See rule#5
Pikey Dave is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26 January 2016, 02:57   #6
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Length: 3m +
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 2,250
Quote:
Originally Posted by Northern Tim View Post
Sounds like you've both used them before.
Are they able to safely weld onto an existing a-frame with it in situ?
There are at least two concerns with welding in situ. Firstly if you have cables inside the frame they will get hot and may be damaged.

Second the risk that even the smaller 'spark' will pose to your tubes. You may be able to cover them up etc but I think you'd definitely need to remove all the electronics.

I'd go with clamping.
__________________
ShinyShoe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26 January 2016, 03:43   #7
RIBnet supporter
 
Pikey Dave's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: South Yorks
Boat name: Black Pig
Make: Ribcraft
Length: 5m +
Engine: DF140a
MMSI: 235111389
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 7,579
RIBase
Quote:
Originally Posted by Northern Tim View Post
Sounds like you've both used them before.

Are they able to safely weld onto an existing a-frame with it in situ?

Even if they could, I wouldn't. The welds will need pickling & polishing & you will struggle to achieve the same level of finish as the original. Plus it's permanent, no alteration or adjustment in the future.
__________________
Rule#2: Never argue with an idiot. He'll drag you down to his level & then beat you with experience.
Rule#3: Tha' can't educate pork.
Rule#4: See rule#5
Pikey Dave is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26 January 2016, 06:54   #8
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Retford
Boat name: Spy-sea-one
Make: Mercury
Length: 3m +
Engine: Suzuki Outboard/25/4
MMSI: 235074042
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 3,564
have a look on seascrew loads of s/s fittings or ASAP supplies,as others have said clamps or through bolts for light work like grab handles.or pop rivets i did that for the radar reflector brackets.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	pics of all aspects of the boat 024.jpg
Views:	83
Size:	162.0 KB
ID:	110522  
__________________

__________________
jeffstevens763@g is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off





Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 21:19.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.